Carla Burke wrote:At 12:36am, our precious bun, Lola Borpy-Piffle Pazoo, passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Our hearts are broken, as she was not 'livestock', by any stretch of the imagination, but a beloved member of the family. We will soon order a small marker for her burial site - but, in the meantime, we've nestled her into a premium spot in the flower garden, the previous owner planted - under the shade of our beautiful little almond tree.
The ground here is primarily rocks, and the tree's roots obviously needed to be protected, so we could only dig about a foot down. After placing her into the cotton blanket, and organic, recycled, compostible cardboard box, we placed that into the shallow grave, and covered it with the dirt we'd dug out. We then began carefully placing split logs, from our trees, over it, to keep other critters from disturbing her, while we grieve for a couple days, and settle the chicken coop in, (that was delivered, today - because, ready or not, the world keeps spinning, and life keeps happening), then it will become our first little hugel, in our new gardens.
This was not how we'd thought our permie life would really begin. But, here it is. Pardon me now, while I go cry, some more. I'd include a pic of Lola, but can't figure out how, and am not up for learning (or doing) much of anything, today.